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February 13, 2016

The TouchArcade Show – 244 – Listener Emails!

We recorded a little early in the week, as today Jared is off at some professional golf thing following Justin Timberlake around. No. For real. Anyway, we kick things off talking about my new furnace, my trip to New York to visit the guys at Turbo and getting a behind the scenes peek at the […]

If You Like TouchArcade, Please Support Our Patreon

Hey guys, we don’t publish too many of these Patreon posts as I try to not be obnoxious about fundraising, but the very important fact remains: To survive, we very much need your support. The business of running a web site is tricky, and as we pointed out in our original cry for help, the […]

February 12, 2016

Ys Chronicles II review

Developer: DotEmu Price: $4.99 Version: 1.0.0 App Reviewed on: iPhone 6s Graphics / Sound Rating: User Interface Rating: Gameplay Rating: Replay Value Rating: Overall Rating: Unless you’re quite the JRPG expert – and I really do mean expert – Ys Chronicles II has probably skipped past you, despite its late 1980s origins and its re-release […]

February 11, 2016

_PRISM review

Developer: Clint Siu Price: $2.99 Version: 1.0 App Reviewed on: iPhone 6s Graphics / Sound Rating: User Interface Rating: Gameplay Rating: Replay Value Rating: Overall Rating: _PRISM is a short but sweet puzzle game that embraces touch screen controls and feels suitably tactile throughout. It rewards experimentation and you’ll thoroughly enjoy exploring this galaxy. So, […]

‘Ys Chronicles 2’ Review – Adol’s Back, And He’s All Fired Up

Last May, DotEmu surprised us with an iOS port of Nihon Falcom’s Ys Chronicles 1 [$2.99], a PC remake of one of the best action-RPGs of the 1980s, Ys: Ancient Ys Vanished. Aside from a rough job on the English translation, the port came out surprisingly well. While the lack of an attack button has […]

The World Needs More ‘Sausage Pinball’

I’ve got a lot of favorite things about the App Store, but one of my most favorite of favorite things is when some weird game or unknown indie developer just pops up out of the blue with something you’ve never heard of… Which just happened this morning with the Taiwanese phenomenon of Sausage Pinball [$0.99 […]

February 10, 2016

Final Fantasy IX review

Developer: SQUARE ENIX Price: $16.99 Version: 1.0.4 App Reviewed on: iPad Air 2 Graphics / Sound Rating: User Interface Rating: Gameplay Rating: Replay Value Rating: Overall Rating: Just to clarify, this is not a review of Final Fantasy IX. Chances are, if you’re a fan of the franchise, you’ve played it before and know exactly […]

Happymagenta’s ‘Tomb of the Mask’ Out Now, and It’s Like a ‘Pac-Man’, ‘Downwell’, and ‘The Last Rocket’ Mashup

It’s a pretty nice week for early releases with both Final Fantasy IX [$16.99] and Ys Chronicles 2 [$4.99] out in the wild and likely sucking up a large portion of everybody’s time. However, if you’re feeling overwhelmed with these big ol’ RPGs and looking to cleanse your palate with something a bit more breezy, […]

Someone Alert Shaun Musgrave! Classic Action RPG ‘Ys Chronicles 2’ Now Available

If you thought you’d be able to kick back and soak in some Final Fantasy IX [$16.99] since its surprise launch earlier today, I have some bad news. Or good news, depending on how much free time you actually have and/or how massive your backlog already is. The classic Ys action RPG series continues on […]

February 9, 2016

Adventures of Mana review

Developer: SQUARE ENIX Price: $13.99 Version: 1.0.0 App Reviewed on: iPad Air 2 Graphics / Sound Rating: User Interface Rating: Gameplay Rating: Replay Value Rating: Overall Rating: Adventures of Mana is a remake of Final Fantasy Adventure (orMystic Quest) for the Game Boy, sporting a complete audio and visual overhaul. While its core gameplay might […]